Government denies seeking closer EU ties – EURACTIV.com

Government denies seeking closer EU ties - EURACTIV.com

Three years after leaving the European Union, the British government on Sunday (20 November) denied press reports that London was seeking closer ties with Brussels.

According to the Sunday Times, “Government members plan to steer Britain towards Switzerland-like relationship with EU”.

will be an initiative “Intended to strengthen economic ties” According to the newspaper, with the European Union.

But the British news agency PA quoted a government spokesman as describing the article “differently wrong”. This Government is working to use the freedoms brought by Brexit to create opportunities to stimulate growth and strengthen our economy.Added this resource.

“Brexit means we will never again have to agree to a relationship with Europe that could see the restoration of freedom of movement, unnecessary payments to the EU or the benefits of trade deals we can now conclude around the world.”This spokesperson added.

As of Sunday morning, Steve Barclay, the minister responsible for Brexit between 2018 and 2020 and the health minister, denied the Sunday Times.

We have a prime minister (Rishi Sunak, editor’s note) who supported Brexit. like me”He told Sky News. “I want to make the most of the opportunities that Brexit offers.”

According to the Sunday Times, such a reconciliation, which the paper points out would be highly unlikely for Conservative MPs in favor of a hard Brexit, could be implemented over the next ten years with the aim of reducing current trade barriers.

“It’s obviously something that the European Union will never offer us because they’ll say you’re trying to get butter and butter, but what I think we’ll get is that it’s in the economic interest of both parties,” he said. A source explained to The Sunday Times.

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The United Kingdom, which voted for Brexit in 2016, reached an agreement with the European Union three years later. However, London and Brussels have yet to agree on the status of Northern Ireland.

Since leaving the European Union, the United Kingdom has had to resign from trade agreements, and has terminated some with New Zealand, not just the EU and other European countries, while negotiations with India, Canada or the United States continue.

On Thursday (November 17), Rishi Sunak claimed that the UK must “take your time” Negotiate better trade deals with its partners in the wake of Brexit, in contrast to its predecessors’ desire to quickly conclude such deals.

The ruling Conservatives recently criticized the deal signed with Australia last year, accusing it of increasing imports of Australian beef and lamb to the detriment of British producers.

According to a poll published by the YouGov Institute on Thursday, support for Brexit is at an all-time low, with just 32% of Britons saying it is right to leave the EU and 56% saying it is wrong. A mistake.

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